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How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"? #1 (permalink) Wed Oct 20, 2004 17:30 pm   How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-4 "Listen/Hear", question 1

I'm terribly sorry but I ......... what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.

(a) wasn't listen to
(b) wasn't hearing
(c) didn't hear
(d) didn't hearing

Test No. incompl/elem-4 "Listen/Hear", answer 1

I'm terribly sorry but I didn't hear what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.

Correct answer: (c) didn't hear
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hey please, can you help me?

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Didn't hear #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 20, 2004 17:41 pm   Didn't hear
 

Hi Nestor,

Of course we can help you. Please tell us what exactly you would like to know. Thanks in advance.

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Listen vs. Hear #3 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:25 am   Listen vs. Hear
 

Hi,
Can u explain 2 words: Listen vs.Hear

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Didn't hear? #4 (permalink) Tue Sep 27, 2005 16:22 pm   Didn't hear?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-4 "Listen/Hear", question 1

I'm terribly sorry but I ......... what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.

(a) wasn't listen to
(b) wasn't hearing
(c) didn't hear
(d) didn't hearing

Test No. incompl/elem-4 "Listen/Hear", answer 1

I'm terribly sorry but I didn't hear what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.

Correct answer: (c) didn't hear
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hello please help me where to use hear and listen , what is difference in them ??
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Hear/listen #5 (permalink) Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:27 am   Hear/listen
 

Hi,

The main difference is as follows (in its simplest form):

hear: able to receive sound through your ears
listen: pay attention to a particular sound through your ears as in:

I didn't hear the door bell because I was listening to some music.

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Didn't hear #6 (permalink) Fri Dec 09, 2005 19:24 pm   Didn't hear
 

Torsten wrote:
Hi Nestor,

Of course we can help you. Please tell us what exactly you would like to know. Thanks in advance.

why w e can not say( I was not listening to what....!!
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Listen vs. hear #7 (permalink) Fri Dec 09, 2005 19:47 pm   Listen vs. hear
 

Hi,

You can say I wasn't listening to what you said but that wasn't one of the choices.

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Wasn't hearing #8 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 13:56 pm   Wasn't hearing
 

Why we can not use "wasn't hearing" ?
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Didn't hear? #9 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 14:04 pm   Didn't hear?
 

As Alan said above, the basic definitions are

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hear: able to receive sound through your ears
listen: pay attention to a particular sound through your ears
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As such, the act of hearing is non-volitional; it just happens, and we do not consciously hear or not hear; we cannot control it. Hence it normally appears in simple tenses.

I heard the doorbell when I was listening for the phone.

On the other hand, the act of listening is a volitional act, an action which we can pursue for a long or short time, at our own choice. Listen, then, frequently occurs in durative forms.

I'm listening, but I cannot hear a thing.
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How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"? #10 (permalink) Fri Oct 05, 2007 22:41 pm   How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"?
 

[quote="Nestor"]Test No. incompl/elem-4 "Listen/Hear", question 1

I'm terribly sorry but I ......... what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.

(a) wasn't listen to
(b) wasn't hearing
(c) didn't hear
(d) didn't hearing

Test No. incompl/elem-4 "Listen/Hear", answer 1

I'm terribly sorry but I didn't hear what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.

Correct answer: (c) didn't hear
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Why "I wasn't listening to what..." was wrong? I think we should pay attention what someone says, right? In my opinion we can use both.
Please give me your advise.
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How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"? #11 (permalink) Fri Oct 05, 2007 23:48 pm   How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"?
 

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You could, but 'wasn't listening to' is not one of the answer options-- as Alan has already explained.
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How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"? #12 (permalink) Fri Oct 05, 2007 23:53 pm   How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"?
 

Oh! I didn't realize that. Thank you so much ^_^
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How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"? #13 (permalink) Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:38 am   How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"?
 

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Didn't hear? #14 (permalink) Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:22 am   Didn't hear?
 

I'm terribly sorry but I ......... what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.

(a) wasn't listen to
(b) wasn't hearing
(c) didn't hear
(d) didn't hearing

Why "I wasn't hearing to what..." what wrong?
Please give me your advise.
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How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"? #15 (permalink) Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:37 am   How do we use this question tag: "didn't hear"?
 

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Hear is the wrong verb; we do not use it when we make a conscious effort to pay attention to voices or sounds we use listen to.

In addition, such verbs of unconscious sensation (hear, see, feel, smell, etc) do not usually appear in progressive form.
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